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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Behavioral Supports & Mental Health: Mental Health and Wellbeing: The Missing Dimension of Policy and Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan


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Samantha Fuld, MSW, LCSW, DSW Candidate
New York University Silver School of Social Work


Rates of mental health disorders in individuals with developmental disabilities are startlingly high. Yet, mental health is often overlooked in research, policy/program development and clinical education. Increased focus on mental health in these areas is essential in providing more effective supports and services for people with developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan. Clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, educators, families and self-advocates play a key role in raising awareness and implementing impactful changes.

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